A second San Marcos cop, David Amerson, was arrested this morning for allegedly obtaining controlled substances by fraud. City spokesperson Melissa Millecam says the Amerson case is unrelated to Palermo’s arrest yesterday for aggravated assault by a public servant. Police Chief Howard Williams is holding a press conference at 2 p.m. today.
Millecam issued this statement shortly before noon today:
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Officer David Amerson of the San Marcos Police Department turned himself in early Wednesday, July 17 on two arrest warrants for obtaining controlled substances by fraud. The charges are second and third degree felonies.
Amerson surrendered at the Hays County Law Enforcement Center shortly before 6 a.m. and was released under $10,000 bond around 9 a.m. The charges stem from an investigation by the Hays County Drug Task Force in conjunction with the Department of Public Safety.
He was relieved of duty May 23 and placed on administrative leave pending the internal and criminal investigations.